This first one started out with Tim Holtz' Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain) with some edging in Walnut Stain as well. I used his stamps on this one too - an old architectural design that reminds me of a ledge, so I perched a family of crows on the ledge and added some grommets for interest. The word "Family" is stenciled on using black paint.
The second one was created using all acrylics; this time I just finger-painted green and yellow in swipes across the card. Then I used a stencil (made from a punched plastic ribbon) to create the white layer of circles. I stamped the swirls with another Tim Holtz stamp and used a piece of ribbon from my stash to add some bling - hard to see here, but the ribbon has some glitter in it. I then stenciled on the word using black paint. This card has so much texture; it is fun to touch!
All that painting gave me an idea to simply paint a card... so I used Tim's Broken China and Pine Needles Distress Inks to paint a background first. Then I stamped an image of a seascape over top. I went over the stamp with a black pen and added white acrylic paint for the clouds and whitecaps. This was so much fun; I know I am going to do this again...
The last card I created was a simple stamp and ink card; I used Tim's Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick then stamped his images over top. I love watching the way the inks interact with a water spritz; you get a different effect every time!
My last project was to create another birthday card for a co-worker. I enjoy this technique; embossing with white on a grey card then colouring in with a black pen. Effective and she loved it!